It seems Republicans are damned if they do, damned if they don’t when it comes to reaching out to black America.
Donald Trump’s recent direct appeal to black voters was slammed by liberal commentator Charles Blow as being “the most horrible type of bigotry.”
“It is the most insidious kind of bigotry,” the liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.”
“It is the kind of bigotry that says, ‘I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up.’ It says that ‘I am not talking to you, I’m talking to the guy behind you or over your shoulder.’ Is is the kind of bigotry that says, ‘I am urinating on you and telling you to dance in the rain,'” Blow said.
He argued that Trump’s appeals were not an outreach to black voters as many suggest.
“First of all, you have to stop calling it outreach to black people because it’s not,” Blow said. “It’s an outreach to white people, right? That’s all it is, and every time for the last 10 days people have been on television saying this is an outreach to black people, that is a lie, and we all know that it’s just a lie.”
He continued his rant, calling Trump’s words “the most horrible type of bigotry.”
“And the fact that people keep asking the same question, particularly to black commentators like me, ‘Is he reaching out to black people?’ He is not reaching out to black people. There’s nothing about this appeal that has any resonance with anyone black that I can even find,” the liberal commentator argued.
“He’s not talking to us. He’s pretending to talk to us as he talks to you,” Blow concluded. “And this is an insult to all people of color — both black, Hispanic and otherwise because he is using us as pawns to get to you. You do not get an out. No, the guy is a bigot yesterday, he’s a bigot today, he will be a bigot tomorrow. And, if you vote for him, you are voting for a bigot. That’s it.”
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